Fred was born in September of 1929 in Leduc, Alberta. He was raised in the Sunnybrook/Thorsby area. In 1953, Fred and his bride, Carole, moved to Rimbey, where they operated Hoffman’s Economy Story. In the early years in Rimbey, Fred was active on town council, the volunteer fire department, Fish and Game, and the Lion’s Club. He was also an avid curler, golfer, fisherman, and card player.
After the sale of the store, Fred managed Needham’s Men’s Wear until his retirement. In recent years Fred and Carole called Red Deer home.
Fred is remembered by his loving wife, Carole; two sons, Garry (Laureen), and Duane (Wendy); daughter Laurie (Troy); grandchildren Brandon (Madison), Adam (Taryn), Ben, and Emma (Zack); great granddaughter Gwen; as well as numerous other extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents Julius and Elizabeth, as well as his sister Frieda.
The family would like to express their profound gratitude to the staff at Villa Marie for the love and support they have shown to Fred and Carole throughout the years of their residence there.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, pay it forward and do something kind for someone. Condolences to Fred’s family may be emailed to email@example.com. Please indicate “Hoffman” in the subject line.
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